Bachmann realizes only her district can reelect her
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of criticism this election season for her cancellations or lack of appearances at debates and events in her own district. There wasFarm Fest
in August and then two more no-shows at candidate events in Elk River and Scandia. Many speculate that the national spotlight got the best of her, with her nearly back-to-backinterviews in the last two months
with CNN, Fox News and the Bloomberg news network.
Her biggest enemies over at the ultra-watchdog blog, Dump Bachmann will now have to find something else to complain about because she has now agreed to her first debate this election cycle.
Unless she cancels again.
Bachmann agreed to a debate next week. Here are the details from Minnesota Public Radio:
Bachmann has confirmed that she'll participate in a candidate forum Monday night in Monticello.
The first debate among 6th District candidates is sponsored by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Monticello Community Center. A chamber spokeswoman said invitations were sent to Bachmann and DFL candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg. She said Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson was not originally invited but would likely be added to the lineup.
If she ditches us again for Larry King, we will have to start wondering...
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